During that time, I wrote an essay for Libraries Unlimited that (I just realized!) is already online.
I also started work in earnest on my next novel - I'm rarin' to start the writing, but it still needs some more plotting and such. When keeping track of the story and characters and events becomes more work than just writing, I'll know it's time to begin. Hope to have the first few chapters done before school starts on the 18th, then off to an agent who works with YA.
In other writing news: My first novel, TRANSCENDENCE, comes out in hardcover late October (or early November), and I need to start planning promo and book-tour stuff. I'll be looking for ideas, so tomorrow: A survey!
All right, back to plotting....